Derrek Lee said the decision to block a trade to the Angels was agonizing and that his family played a big role in the decision. Lee’s family in particular has had hardships that might have made a move difficult, as his 6-year-old daughter has Leber’s congenital amaurosis, a rare, genetic disorder that causes blindness. Jerry Crasnick wrote about Lee’s work raising awareness of the disorder in 2007.
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